Swimming, Sand and Sunbathing Beach Wheelchairs are made of PVC pipe and feature a fishing rod holder, a movable arm for transfer, and large balloon tires for travel across sand to the water. No fee to use – bring someone to push the chair. Reservations are sometimes required and always recommended.

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Constructed wheelchair accessible site features include:

Ashland State Park: Concrete platform with seating at water's edge. Steps and ramp, both with handrails, lead into water.

Bradley Palmer State Park: Gradual slope allows easy entry for wheel chair users at the wading pool.

Dunn State Park: Concrete ramp with steps and handrails allows wheelchair users to cross beach, transfer, and sit-step down into the water. New entryway soon to be constructed.

Erving State Forest: Ramp with handrails enables visitors who use wheelchairs to cross the beach and enter the lake. New entryway soon to be constructed.
Lake Wyola State Park: Boardwalk to bench at water’s edge with mat leading into water.

DCR Park Interpreters invite visitors with disabilities to nature walks and interpretive programs scheduled seasonally around the state.  

Assistive listening equipment is available upon request at many parks. Recorded brochures, walks, and tours are also available at some parks.  

For further information, to request information in alternative formats, or to request American Sign Language interpretation for any DCR program, please contact the Universal Access Program office at: 

P.O. Box 484
Amherst, MA 01004
Or call 413-545-5353 voice; 413-577-2200 TTY.

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